South Africa has 2800 kilometres of coastline from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic (western) coast southwards around the tip of Africa and then northeast to the border with Mozambique on the Indian Ocean.  Many communities depend on this coast and South Africa's oceans to sustain their livelihoods.  Over 300 businesses are currently leasing state owned coastal property and these include fishing, recreational, sport, leisure, retail, tourism, mining, farming, hospitality, logistics and energy operations. The Department of Public Works in partnership with other National Departments including DAFF, DEA, NT, Coastal Provincial Governments, Districts and Local Municipalities will be convening an Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy: Small Harbours and State Coastal Property Marketing Conference with the sole purpose of attracting investment to unlock further economic opportunities.

The Department of Public Works in partnership with other National Departments including DAFF, DEA, NT, Coastal Provincial Governments, Districts and Local Municipalities will be convening an Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy: Small Harbours and State Coastal Property Marketing Conference with the sole purpose of attracting investment to unlock further economic opportunities. The Department of Public Works has identified the following National Priorities under Operation Phakisa, Oceans Economy, Small Harbours and State Coastal Property Delivery Laboratory:

The Department of Public Works has identified the following National Priorities under Operation Phakisa, Oceans Economy, Small Harbours and State Coastal Property Delivery Laboratory: 1. Development of the harbour in Port Nolloth, Northern Cape;

1. Development of the harbour in Port Nolloth, Northern Cape;
2. Development of a new harbour in Port St Johns, Eastern Cape;
3. Development of a new harbour in Port Edward, Kwa-Zulu Natal;
4. Repair and Maintenance Programme to the Proclaimed Fishing Harbours in the Western Cape; and
5. Public Works properties identified for economic development with at least one priority project in each coastal municipality.The Department of Public Works call on all investors, small to large, individual to corporate to attend the four coastal property investor conferences and to interact with the three spheres of government and economic development agencies.

The Department of Public Works call on all investors, small to large, individual to corporate to attend the four coastal property investor conferences and to interact with the three spheres of government and economic development agencies.

 

National Government, through the Department of Public Works, will avail state coastal land and buildings to attract investment to achieve the following: Day One of the conference will focus on existing businesses to identity new opportunity; and Day Two and Three will focus on opportunity for invesment and economic development in Local Municipalities and new proposal.
  • Expand existing business
  • Create new business
  • Stimulate local economies
  • Create new jobs
  • Generate revenue
  • Deepen economic transformation
  • Engage with government – Ministers, Premiers, MECs, Mayors, Municipal Managers and LED Managers
  • Identify business opportunities
  • Understand government requirements
  • Understand the procurement process
  • Interact with other local business operators
Requests for proposals will be assessed on criteria which include inter alia the following:  All proposals (RFPs) received will be evaluated at the Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy – Small Harbours and State Coastal Property Delivery Laboratory which will be convened later this year within the following framework: 
  • Scale of investment
  • Projected growth of business and turn over
  • Retention and creation of jobs
  • Degree of empowerment
  • Project Revenue
  • Appropriateness in relation to zoning/SDF/IDP
  • Commitment to SMME & Localization
  • Streamlined regulatory approvals
  • Monitoring of implementation of approved investment decisions
  • Unblocking Implementation obstacles
  • Speedier decision making

 

 

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